7.1.12

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings - David Weinbaum


Before carrying on with more up-to-date posts I should still write at least something about New Year's Eve which I and E. spent at my parents' house. There were six of us, including my grandparents, and the dinner party started between six and seven o'clock. As usually, we were watching those meaningless TV shows, eating, chatting, and so the time disappeared. To be honest with you, I was not very excited since 2011 just vanished somewhere too quickly and I didn't even notice its disappearance.

Of course 2011 had its pros and cons: pleasant things concern our home, the overhaul in it and everything beautiful we have achieved there. I'm also happy about the fact that I stopped colouring my hair in the beginning of 2011 and won back my natural long thick wavy hair. I can say I also succeeded at work in several ways. And I made my most complicated tattoo in 2011, the process of making it lasted for approximately eight hours.
At the same time it's a shame that I found out how insincere and phony some people around me can be. But the truth is supposed to matter most, so better late than never, right? Also I'm not pleased with the fact that I clearly had too little spare time and proper vacations.

All in all 2011 was a quite unexeptional year. Now, when it comes to my New Year's resolutions then I didn't make any. I was observing the fireworks and completely forgot about my resolutions for 2012.
Doesn't matter what I'm doing I'll give my best anyway. And I would certainly like to travel somewhere as soon as possible, which means not before the end of the spring for sure because of my intense job. I'll keep my fingers crossed anyway!
Last but not least I hope you like the photos I've chosen, and be sure to tell me what you think :)


I was wearing: cardigan - DIY Vero Moda /thrifted/; golden tunic - Reserved; leggings with lace - boohoo.com; boots - /thrifted/; watch - Hello Kitty /a gift from E/; glass necklace - a gift from E.

57 comments:

  1. Aww your photos are always pleasant to see!
    I hope you'll be able to travel, sometimes it's good to take a rest and enjoy somewhere else than where we live :)
    xo

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  2. loving the table with the lights on - soo pretty! and the dress is cute on you. very glittery!

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  3. ega ongi, pole väga mõtet neid uue aasta lubadusi teha...kui vaja paraneda kusagile poole, siis tuleb alustada ikka niipea kui võimalik, mitte oodata järgmist ime-aastat :)
    Mis oleks muidu sinu #1 reisisihtkoht, mida sooviksid sel aastal külastada?
    Hästi hubased ja nunnud pildid, see tort näeb eritiii isuäratav välja :)

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  4. very pretty gold tunic, perfect for celebrating! you did have time well spent with family & friends. i want that berry looking treat. what's it called? oh, & it's unfortunate that there our phony people that can waste our time, & energy. however,they most certainly make us appreciate the genuine ones! :)

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  5. wow the first picture is amazing, i love it! what is it though, i cant really tell :)) it's beautiful though, and thats how you look as well! love love the leggings! soo much!
    also dont worry about making your NY resolutions before 12, i half made mine right before midnight but then i forgot them... haha typical! so i properly made mine yesterday! never too late! :)
    Happy 2012!:)
    and i hope you get that vacation of yours soon, you deserve it! :)

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  6. Lovely photos, seems like you had a great time dear!

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    xx

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  7. Beautiful pictures! I am loving that golden tunic!!!
    Come to visit my blog and if you want let's follow each other through bloglovin and GFC!
    xx
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  8. tegelikult on veits kurb lugeda, kuidas nii mõnedki blogijad kirjutavad (ja üldse inimesed räägivad) tagasi vaadates aastale, et avastasid end ümbritsevates inimestes selliseid külgi, mida poleks iial uskunud ja mitte heas mõttes. sealhulgas ka ma ise. tõesti - mida varem, seda parem ja parem hilja kui mitte kunagi, eks. mnjah, tõenäoliselt on see lihtsalt paratamatus. see, et aastale tagasi vaadates ikka mõtled kellegi peale, et seda poleks küll uskunud vms. aga kurb tõdeda tegelikult, et see nii päris paljudega on. lipitsemist ja kahepalgelisust on kõik kohad täis... aga eks enese ümber tulebki aeg-ajalt "suurpuhastust" teha, kui vähegi võimalik :)

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  10. super cute jumper!!!

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    xxx

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  11. what a beautiful quote <3

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  12. I love your look! Gold suits you so well. As for the NY resolutions, I haven't made any... wherever life will be like in 2012 I'll try to be happy and just to go with the flow :))

    Have a fabulous weekend, sweetheart!

    xx
    CrashingRED

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  13. Happy 2012!!! :D nice blog really!! i like it! :D
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  14. Your golden dress is amazing and the doggy is so cute! This cheesecake look so delicious! My favourite dessert!

    Kisses.

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  15. I really like your outfit here! The gold in the dress and the leather-look leggings go so well together.

    x
    http://y-amour.blogspot.com

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  16. Loved going through the pictures..& family pictures are always so delightful, filled with warmth.. I loved them..

    oh..loved your golden tunic too..
    kisses

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  17. Cute post! Beautiful outfit! ♥♥♥

    xoxo

    Linda from www.moonon.com

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  18. Happy New Year darling. I love the table setting, looks so inviting and full of homemade love. Your tunic is perfect for the occasion and looks beautiful on you. Adorable dog. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  19. Gorgeous tunic loving the gold and glittery in it beautiful pictures loving the food <3 kisses have a great start of the week

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  20. Hello, love! It sounds like you had a great time with the family for New Year's Eve. I spent mine with my family as well. I know what you mean about 2011 going by so fast and it being super crazy. It was also filled with intense moments for me.

    I'm sorry about the phony people, but at least you found out about them. I hope your 2012 will be amazing! :)

    P.S. I love the sparkly gold dress you wore! I'll definitely look into rose water for my face too.

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  21. I hoped your holidays were alright and not too busy.

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  22. Nice pictures, I like the food, looks so yummy! Did you make the dessert? And You look great, I like the sleek leather pants! Looks chic with your DIY Cardi, the furry collar is super adorable! I actually like your lustrous blonde hair too! Your doggie is super cute..haha..

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  23. I really like the quote in the begining! It's so true! I probably should write a good quotes like this one somewhere down.
    And oh yes, the time flys so quick! I barely noticed that 2011 has gone...so crazy!
    You look absolutely pretty! the golden colour suits you so well! And your dog is adorable!
    I wish you that in the end of 2012 you have on your year list way more pros than cons!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  24. You look gorgeous! Love that gold tunic!
    All that food looks so delicious.

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  25. Love the golden tunic and the food looks so delicious especially the cake:)

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  26. wow.Spending time with fam is an awesome thing to do on New year ever.Lovely pics.Best of luck for 2012.

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  27. what a pretty color on you. THe cheesecake looks divine.

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  28. Great pictures!
    I love your dress <3

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  29. Maikeni,

    Yay for not coloring your hair I love the natural wavy look. Great job in succeeding in work...I know being a project manager is tough from what I hear.

    You and E look great together and I am loving the black and gold combo.

    Ps. The cheesecake looks yummy.

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  30. Love the photos you chose! Happy 2012! :)

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  31. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment over my blog, it means a lot to me!
    Great post!
    Hope to hear again from you!

    Hope you're having a great evening!
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  32. Ahh I love the photos once again! Your outfit is beautiful. I honestly cannot believe how often you blog, you deserve all the great feed back you get!

    Thank-you for the comment you left on my blog! :)

    Hailes<3

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  33. yuuuuuuum the food looks delicious!!! and the golden dress is just perfect! :D
    xx

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  34. Awwh Thank you soooo much Maikeni ♥

    Love your tattoo and all these pics !
    Where do you want to travel ?

    2011 was an unexeptional year just like you said it !

    Wish you that the New Year 2012 brings you everything you want :)

    xoxo A.

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  35. Happy New Year, sweetie! I hope 2012 will be more exceptional for you than 2011... I completely sympathise with having an intense job, mine seems to take up almost all of my time! Hope you'll get to relax and take a lovely holiday soon :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  36. Great post! Looks like you're having a blast :)
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  37. your 2011 sounds like it was good. i think it's okay NOT to do resolutions at new years since you may as well do them year around, right?

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  38. looks like you had a great new year eve with delicious foods!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  39. Thanks so much for all your nice comments honey! ^^

    I hope you get your dream fireplace. Sounds perfect plan to make one for your home. :)


    xx Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  40. you are very pretty! the cake have good looking.
    your dress is stunning.
    kisses Saleem

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  41. Love the second picture:) Cute dress!

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  42. I really love the photos ! *

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  43. Cute outfit! I hope you'll get to do more traveling in the new year. I have been longing for the same. Even if it's not across the country or world, I'd just like to get out and explore more!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  44. Thank you for the visit.. the cake looks delish!

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  45. Great photos and outfit! :)

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  46. this outfit is amazing maiken. i love the golden top and of course the other pictures, with family and food are fantastic too.
    AND: your dog. so cute <3 his
    litte nose is the best ;)
    kisses
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  47. lovely shots! looks like you are having a great time!
    and of coarse I'd love to follow each other! following you now!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  48. sometimes a simple ringing in of new years like this is the best! you are just adorable girl, love your new years attire.
    and i definitely agree, 2011 went by WAY too fast!
    xo TJ

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  49. That cake looks really good! Would not mind eating that

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  50. Your 2011 sounded wonderful,and your hair is so beautifully thick and natural,wish I had lovely thick hair.8 hour tattoo sounds so painful! longest mine toke was 45 mins,and that was enough for me :D tattoo's are so addictive though :D
    I love your cardigan with the fur collar and glitzy dress,gorgeous and glamourous,perfect for new years.
    I hope your well,and are having a wonderful week so far x

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  51. I've tagged you, I know you may not have time to do it but I'd like to know more about you :)

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  52. cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers on Bloglovin:-)
    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
    http://www.givemefashionblog.com

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  53. wow this is such a nice lamp you have, love how it looks like candles but it isn't.
    also love your gold spakrly dress its a nice one for christmas holidays.
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    keep in touch.

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  54. Happy 2012 gorgeous and wishing you and your love ones happiness in this new year.
    It looks like you had a good time surrounded by family and love ones! Great outfit too. Love your leggings.


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  55. Ooh golden outfit, so chic!!! :)

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  56. Your dog is adorable! Nice post.

    XO, Liza
    fashion over groceries

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